New Delhi: At least five persons were injured when two groups clashed in northeast Delhi’s Kabootar Bazar on Friday evening. Both the sides pelted stones and glass bottles at each other. Senior police officers visited the area and additional forces were deployed to maintain law and order.
DCP (northeast) Atul Kumar Thakur said that cross FIRs have been registered under various sections at the Welcome police station. Five people have been arrested so far, with more likely to be caught.
A preliminary probe revealed that the incident happened outside a mosque in the afternoon. Police said that the argument emanated when the imam of the mosque went to a function of an opposition group. Soon, a scuffle ensued with more than a dozen men from each side pelting sto- nes and glass bottles at each other. Jamshed, a shopkeeper in Kabootar Bazar, said that he had gone to the mosque to offer namaz when the incident happened. He saw the two groups attacking each other.